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Auction archive: Lot number 791

A fine singing bird box by Bruguier

Auction 25.05.2004
25 May 2004
Estimate
£6,000 - £10,000
ca. US$10,728 - US$17,880
Price realised:
£6,572
ca. US$11,750
Auction archive: Lot number 791

A fine singing bird box by Bruguier

Auction 25.05.2004
25 May 2004
Estimate
£6,000 - £10,000
ca. US$10,728 - US$17,880
Price realised:
£6,572
ca. US$11,750
Beschreibung:

A fine singing bird box by Bruguier, the fusee movement stamped 306 and the case marked 106 306 , with four pairs of cams operating in sequence 123234, male winding arbor, bird with irridescent plumage, moving head, bone beak, wings, perch and tail, in silver-gilt case with re-entrant corners, rear key-compartment and pierced grille, engraved and engine-turned on the base and all sides with flowers and foliate scrolls, the top with engraved cornucopias flanking the oval lid with enamelled exterior racing scene and floral spray on the inside -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) wide

Auction archive: Lot number 791
Auction:
Datum:
25 May 2004
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

A fine singing bird box by Bruguier, the fusee movement stamped 306 and the case marked 106 306 , with four pairs of cams operating in sequence 123234, male winding arbor, bird with irridescent plumage, moving head, bone beak, wings, perch and tail, in silver-gilt case with re-entrant corners, rear key-compartment and pierced grille, engraved and engine-turned on the base and all sides with flowers and foliate scrolls, the top with engraved cornucopias flanking the oval lid with enamelled exterior racing scene and floral spray on the inside -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) wide

Auction archive: Lot number 791
Auction:
Datum:
25 May 2004
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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